Re: AZHARUDDIN THE MATCH FIXER AND SHAMLESS FRAUD CAN HE DARE WRI
by pravin sarode on Nov 04, 2010 05:22 AM
A high court judge yesterday rejected an attempt by the family of the disgraced former South African cricket captain, Hansie Cronje, to have the long delayed inquest into his death in an air crash held in secret. Mr Justice Siraj Desai ordered that television cameras and the print media be allowed into the Cape Town court - despite claims by the state counsel, Willem Tarentaal, that they would handle the hearing "insensitively".
Mr Tarentaal told the court that the families of the three men killed in the crash had been subjected to media exposure. "To subject the families of the deceased to still further coverage in this regard is not in the interests of justice," he said.
Police said neither the families of the other dead men nor Cronje's widow, Bertha, were expected to attend the inquest. They said they had been unable to trace the family of the dead co-pilot, Ian Noakes, 49, who was believed to have relatives in the UK.
Cronje died four years ago when the light plane in which he was travelling slammed into the Outeniqua mountains near the town of George, in the Eastern Cape. The pilot, Willie Meyer, 69, also died in the crash. He was an experienced pilot, with more than 20,000 hours flying time to his name.
Cronje made his Test debut against the West Indies in 1992 and went on to play 68 Tests for South Africa including a record 53 as captain.
He also played first-class cricket for Free State and Leiceste
by pravin sarode on Nov 04, 2010 05:26 AM
As a result of evidence presented to Judge Edwin King, former team-mates Herschelle Gibbs and Henry Williams received six-month bans. Both admitted to conspiring with Cronje to underperform in one-day internationals in India in March 2000, even if, in the event, neither had followed through on the deals.
It is unfortunate that, at a time when the previously disadvantaged communities of South Africa were in desperate need of successful role models, the two so-called coloured players in the squad, were the ones to admit conspiracy.
Mark Boucher, Jacques Kallis and Lance Klusener all revealed how Cronje had approached them in their team hotel and 'joked' about receiving their help in throwing the second Test in Bangalore on the same tour.
The testimony to the King Commission alerted the world of cricket to the corruption at its heart. The whole thing stank but, apparently, not as putridly in South Africa as elsewhere. The government hastily closed the commission just as it was getting close to the bigger picture. It would have reflected badly on the whole country, and that wasn't acceptable.
Cronje now sought to 'legitimise' his monetary interests, taking a masters degree in business leadership and finding himself a job, as a financial manager at Bell Equipment. His days as an international sportsman may have been over, but his competitive instincts remained, except now they were transferred to golf.
The resident professional at Fancourt, Chris Davison, rem
by pravin sarode on Nov 04, 2010 05:28 AM
Cronjegate: Countdown to corruption
7 April 2000 Delhi police reveal they have a recording of a conversation between Cronje and a representative of an Indian betting syndicate over match-fixing allegations. 'I'm stunned,' says Cronje. 'The allegations are completely without substance.'
9 April Cronje: 'I have never received any sum of money for any match that I have been involved in and have never approached any of the players and asked them if they wanted to fix a game.'
11 April Cronje calls Ali Bacher at 3am to say that he had not been 'entirely honest'. He admits to accepting between $10,000 and $15,000 from a London-based bookmaker, for 'forecasting' results, not match-fixing.
16 April It is revealed that South Africa came close to accepting a $250,000 bribe to throw an international against India in 1996. Cronje had said the team 'laughed it off.' But teammates said the offer was discussed in three team meetings before being declined.
17 April A newspaper reveals Cronje allegedly accepted an £85,000 bribe to fix one-day matches in India.
7 June The inquiry begins. Former player Pat Symcox alleges the team were offered $250,000 (£150,000) to lose a one-day game.
8 June Herschelle Gibbs accuses Cronje of offering him a bribe to throw a match. Gibbs says he agreed to Cronje's offer of $15,000 to score fewer than 20 runs in a one-day international.
10 June Cronje is offered immunity, if he makes a full disclo
Re: Re: Re: Azar
by pravin sarode on Nov 04, 2010 05:32 AM
27 September On the second day of the hearing, it is revealed that Cronje was 'free to practise as a journalist by attending a match as a spectator'.
17 October The court rejects Cronje's appeal, but says he can take part in certain coaching and media activities.
1 June 2002 Cronje's plane crashes into Cradock Peak.
6 June Cronje's funeral. 'All our hearts are aching,' Pastor Dave Hooper tells the mourners. The word on Cronje Nelson Mandela: 'Here was a young man courageously and with dignity rebuilding his life after the setback he suffered a while ago. The manner in which he was doing that promised to make him once more a role model of how one deals with adversity.' Former England captain Mike Atherton: 'None of us should be judgmental, for no man has a cupboard empty of skeletons. The tragedy of his early death is that he will be denied the redemption his Christianity would have demanded.'Australia Test captain Steve Waugh: 'I always admired Hansie as an opponent and enjoyed his friendship. Unfortunately, he didn't finish his career as everyone would have hoped but now it is timely to forgive his shortcomings and remember the good times.'Former South Africa coach Bob Woolmer: 'He was the best captain I ever worked with, a true leader of men. He was hard, fair, kind and generous, and destined for greatness. In the last two years of his life, he changed inexorably.' South Africa President Thabo Mbeki: 'His prowess inspired our youth to greater SAC
Azzaruddin followed the regular Indian custom of bribing to make his work done; Here he bribed the Proteas so that he wins matches for India; Now I know the reason why onetime he was the most successful captain of India;
By the way will it be sin to do the Azhar way one time more for the coming World Cup; So that atleast India wins :D
Cronje has sinned but he confessed I admire the courage to admit his guilt Name one sub continenet player who admitted and apologised. Lets us not drag his name .Indian stars are multi millionnairs and per they dont need to fix games atleast of now Look at Gavaskar he has demanded Rs 20 crores from BCCI what god knows.Our values condone criminality as one of the blogger said a former inidan captain is now an Honble MP even after his guilt was established he did not seek pardon so much so for our indian tolerance to corruption moral degradation
Re: he repented
by shaikh moinuddin on Nov 03, 2010 08:10 PM
To remove from MPship court has to declare him guilty not by any enquiry. Results of all the enquiries are thrown in the dust bin. In India enquiries does not have the right to punish any one. Yes, if Judicial enquiry is done, then culprit can be prosecuted and punished. Govt, aall the time, does not agree for judicial enquiries. This is the pity of our Law.
Re: Re: Re: Only Prabhakar had disclosed
by Kaka on Nov 03, 2010 11:23 PM
SHAIKH, Yeah, regarding Manoj Prabhakar, it was Kapil Dev's he was taking. And what happened, Manoj could not provide the proof, chickened out after barking like a wild nutcase. A inquiry was also held which absolved the great Kapil but implicated Azhar, Mongua, Ajay Jadeja and Sharma.
Pls freshen your memory that Manoj himself has no credibility whatsoever when he was found in financial scam of a dubious financial institution. In addition, he has several other controversies to his credit.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Only Prabhakar had disclosed
by Animesh Priyadarshi on Nov 03, 2010 11:37 PM
Manoj Prabhakar was rabidly jealous of Kapil Dev's stature esp. as he considered himself a greater allrounder than the great Kapil Dev.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Only Prabhakar had disclosed
by shaikh moinuddin on Nov 04, 2010 12:04 AM
This is the fault of BCCI which did not prove their guilt in the court of law. During inquiry BCCI must have the sufficient evidance to prove in the court of law and should have sent them in jail. Once any one is sentenced in the court of law, he can not contest any election. But, to our disappointment, BCCI not able to prove in the court of law.